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Had eight days off from work, so we headed west for a couple nights at Kofa Wildlife Refuge, then a few days in Palm Springs visiting family, then a couple more nights at Anza Borrego and the Imperial Sand Dunes.

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Saw this rig at Organ Pipe two weeks ago.
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Hiking into Palm Canyon.
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The namesake for the canyon, and unlikely spot for palm trees to grow.
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Morning ride up Kofa Queen.
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Headed to Palm Springs via side route near Ladder Canyon.
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Ran across this guy, then yanked him out, because all the cops and rangers were just standing around doing nothing.
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Exploring the Indio Hills. A great place, but much of it is unregulated and trashed.
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Then another trip up another Palm Canyon and Adreas Canyon.
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Heading into Anza Borrego via Split Mountain and Fish Creek. Like I said earlier, no GPS, no map, just explored about five drainages.
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I think this was near the end of Fish Creek. We went up two branches of it. Don't remember the northern branch name.[image]

Camp..........
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Olla Wash, I think.
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Finally found Sandstone Canyon on our way out. Missed it on the way in because the sun was in our eyes......
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Lots of cool slot canyons on the sides.
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Turn-a-round spot on the canyon.
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Imperial Sand Dunes.........wanted to camp here, but the wind sucked, so we played, then moved on.
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Had to air down to continue forward travel.
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Sunset from camp near Palo Verde.
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Colorado River.
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Hideout from the wind, but not the drunk guy who wandered into our camp and nearly got his ass beat, or shot. I have no tolerance for drunk camp invaders at anytime, especially when I'm with my family.
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Our campers has an 6 gallon black tank, and this is our new solution for limited capacity. Works great.
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What a neat trip to have taken. The palm canyon looks interesting.
Good solution to the black tank.
Sorry about the drunk.
Don't let a couple minutes of quality bum time soil what looks to have been a great week.
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Very scenic trip! Thanks for sharing it.


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Excellent report with gorgeous photos! We seem to hit the same spots. It was nice to meet you and your family at Palm Canyon.


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Beautiful report and your family certainly makes the whole series outstanding. I often wish I would have done something like this with my family, in addition to our backpacking all over the west. It is fun seeing your little boy getting bigger, through these photos.

We must have been in the same area at the same time, as the weather has been wonderful, with a few wet days thrown in.

For those of us that have slower connections and or bandwidth, you might consider staggering your photo submissions so they end up on different pages. As well at the one photo does not have a parameter tag, from your blog posting, is really large.

Hope the spring is getting you guys out even more, as well as posting more! Thanks.

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Thanks for posting this great trip report. Nice photos you took of your adventure. It's great to see your little boy having so much fun with you and your wife. That's a great solution you figured out for the black tank. I'm sorry you had an encounter with a drunk intruder around your campsite. I'd have done the same thing you did. Keep these trip reports flowing as this is the only way for some of us to enjoy seeing someone else out there having fun while we're shivering in the cold and snow.

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